Item #3513 [Steamship Mystery] Fog. Valentine Williams, Dorothy Rice Sims.

[Steamship Mystery] Fog

Boston and NY: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1933). DJ artwork by "Cosimini" American Edition. Vintage mystery, with the striking wraparound DJ artwork by "Cosimini" revealing the murder's latest victim as he swings from the lifeboat tackle. Beige cloth over boards, title stamped in red onto upper board and spine, 12mo (7-3/8 inches tall), pp. 294, top edge stained red. Volume w. eps toned and a touch of soil to top edge. DJ is price-clipped with soil and edge wear, some sunning to spine, small chips from spine ends and flap folds. Of additional bibliographic interest, is that near the price-clipped upper corner of the front flap, are the barely discernible rubber stamps "7-8" and ".39". Evidence perhaps, of Houghton Mifflin's need to reduce it's prices during the Great Depression of the 1930's. Near Fine / Near Very Good. Item #3513

"No more romantic setting could be devised for a crime story and a great trans-Atlantic liner – a little world of its own – shrouded in the fog in mid-ocean. The murder of a millionaire speculator on the first night out, followed by the disappearance of the ship's doctor, the growing uneasiness of the passengers, the murder of a clairvoyant, the panic of men and women threatened by death in the fog, the frenzied search for the criminal, – all make a superb murder-mystery story." from the front flap.

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